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    September 22, 2010
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across south central pennsylvania and it is quite strong. a warning has been issued for the extreme parts of carol and baltimore counties. it is right along the pennsylvania line. it is giving east at 41 miles an hour, racing along the border, tracking to the east over the next hour or so. additional storms could get in later this evening. we will keep a very close eye and give you the latest in a couple of minutes. >> you can be prepared for storms and track storms where you live. >> our other big story tonight is a string of robberies at mondawmin mall has patrons of and vendors on edge. >> we have more live on the scene with a police are trying to do to cast the suspects. >> police say this is part of a pattern of armed robberies not just here at mondawmin mall, the
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arkansas turned that several stores have been robbed this summer and they're making progress on finding the suspect. >> these are not cat robbers, this is not something you would see in a james bond baby. this is street level. >> police are investigating a series of robberies in west baltimore, six in june with the most recent on saturday and thieves making off with $1,000 of merchandise from a jewelry store. police are looking at three different patterns, possibly with different suspects. >> there are some who passed notes. others and pretend to buy watches and then produce a handgun. there was one group, this was the group we took down, they were using fake weapons. >> police have issued warrants but are searching for suspects in the other robberies and have little to no description or surveillance video to go on. that is disconcerting to
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shoppers at the mall. >> i shop here and my family shops here. we might go in shopping monday and it could happen while we are there. >> we should have more police protection in the area so patrons will not feel insecure. >> the police department is doing just that in the wake of this string of robberies. >> he robbery unit will work with the store and we will make sure they're using hidden cameras. you will see a heavy presence of plainclothes officers at the mall as well as private security forces. >> officials said eight -- said that a statement saying the safety and well-being of our shoppers and retailers is our top concern. the mall continues to work with police to provide a safe and secure environment for shoppers and merchants. police are reminding people in the area to be vigilant and report anything suspicious. >> more testimony in the trial
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of three men charged in the murder of former councilman and harris. today the primary detective was on the witness stand. let's go live to courthouse seized for the latest. >> the homicide detective testified that the money stolen from the lounge is never recovered. he told about how he handled the investigation of the robbery and murder. >> he described his duties as the lead investigator in the case. the detective explained to jurors how and why he directed the collection of evidence following the september 2008 murder of former baltimore city councilman, ken harris and the armed robbery. he was questioned about the crime scene. he testified he had a four-store toyota corolla taken to the crime lab. he was shot inside the car when he tried to drive away.
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the detective said inside the club, he viewed surveillance video captured during the robbery and told technicians were to search for fingerprints and dna evidence. he also spoke to the owner of the bar to determine the robbers moves. the defense wondered why certain items were chosen for processing but others were bypassed. >> the bar or the register was never tested. i have watched the video and it is clear the person who climbs over the bar actually puts his left hand on the bar. clear as candy. he made a determination that should not be tested. >> the detective told the jury they got a search and seizure warrants and collected dna samples from the defendants. a mask and latex gloves were found not far from the club and a tip was received at the three men may have committed the crime. a jacket believe to be owned by williams is believed to have a connection to the murder and robbery. the attorney wants to know how
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police reached that conclusion. >> it was not identified as anybody's jacket. the problem is a less trash found in the trash can. it boggles the mind that the homicide detective and police department think there is a connection. >> dna evidence may prove a challenge for the defense. >> sometime around november 4th, they got the dna later and an arrest was done after the fact. the dna results led to the arrest warrants. when the expert testifies, there are two unknown people whose dna comes up on multiple things. we do not know who these people are. >> in other news, the stealth suit -- self-proclaimed right -- the self-proclaimed white turf -- self-proclaimed white supremacist and pled guilty today.
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the man is not convicted on charges of assault and for committing a crime. >> he was the first to be caught and when he was being its debut, he specifically told police this never would have happened if the victim was white. >> he also pleaded guilty to assaulting a corrections officer at faces up to 31 years in prison. >> the maryland spca says it was appalled when a man charged with animal abuse went worked at the center. they saw the man beating a dog when -- and on the dog's body in a trash bag. the dog was eventually euphemized because of injuries were so extensive. the man based for -- a bad face four counts of and will be is the prosecutors agreed to drop the charges a fee performed 50 hours of community service at the spca.
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the executive director said the application was immediately denied. >> this recommendation would not have been made if the abuse happened to a child. the man would not be charged with working with children for his rehabilitation. if the court wants rehabilitation, violence counting is appropriate. >> they say the spca was never consulted about the recommendation. no word to my house this case will move forward. -- no word tonight on how this case will live for. >> a former navy lacrosse player was among the nine personnel killed in the helicopter crash in afghanistan yesterday. the man was a 2004 graduate of the naval academy -- naval academy. the family was to receive his body today. funeral arrangements are not known at this time. >> a new book out today claims there have been battles a in the obama white house over what the strategy in afghanistan should be. bob woodward's book says some of
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the president's top advisers have doubts the president's plan will work. >> an exit strategy was president obama's demand according to bob woodward's new book about afghanistan. it was last year, the afghan war going poorly, the president rushed in 20,000 troops and set out to change strategies. that set off a battle inside the administration. the joint chiefs and the general wanted 40,000 more troops. vice-president joe biden opposed any increase. the obama compromise with 30,000 with a pullout in 2011 because he said "i cannot use the whole -- i cannot lose the whole democratic party." >> the president decided what he wanted and pushed back against some of the most powerful people in the cabinet. >> declaimed the strategy would not work. the taliban is still gaining
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strength. was there too much trauma? >> in the white house, you're constantly fighting your colleagues for influence in the president's eyes. it's not unusual to see senior staffers fight over something like this. >> new revelations from the book -- the cia runs a secret 3000 afghan army. the afghan president is manic depressive and on drugs. today, he denied that. experts testified on capitol hill today that homegrown terrorists might be the number- one threat now, not finex from afghanistan. -- not fanatics from afghanistan. mr. woodward says of terrorists stage a major strike like 9/11, that america can afford it. -- america can absorb it. >> the mayor -- the ravens play in town this week. >> a host the cleveland browns. it will take to the field looking for much better
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performance from the quarterback. >> the topic of conversation today -- quarterback. week to, he is ok and we to use struggled mightily. three teams have already made a change of quarterback not bad -- not gingerly -- not injury- related. >> q want to put the best guy out there. we feel joe is our guy. >> the resonate is career wins and bouncing back from a career winds makes it a simple decision for now. along with the backing of the coach, he has support from the locker room. he has the ability. he is going to bounce back. there will be weeks when we talk about how great he is and not be hard on him. we have his back. those games are not a consistent thing. what about --
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>> what about the man himself? he seems almost amused at the concern about his competence and ability. but one game does not a quarterback make. >> i watch the tv and read the articles. i don't really care. i will go up there and play the game and play well. one game out of 16, we have 14 left. that one losses not going to matter in the long run. we expect to go out there and play well a lot of times. nobody likes it, i like it, the team doesn't like it, but you have to get over it. if you don't get over it, it will kill you the rest of the year. >> if he sputters again, expected different tone next week. he says he treats the quarterback like any other position and will put the best man on the field. >> we would like to hear your thoughts after yesterday's game. are you concerned about the
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raven's this season? you can go to our web site and weigh in. there was no game yesterday. >> the two games and. still ahead, did johnson and johnson tried to hide serious risks with concern to its birth control pass -- birth control pat? >> could junk food be responsible for your foul mood? >> health care was one of those issues that we could no longer ignore. >> president obama at the red today to sell health care reform. we will list some of the health care provisions set to take effect tomorrow. >> a new principle has taken the reins of a troubled high-school. he is a familiar face. that story at 5:30.
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>> local biology students got a look at how bonds -- at how water quality is monitored around the world. they pulled water from the harbor and were able to post findings for all of you all around the world. big changes in health care coverage set to take place tomorrow. after the president signed the reform bill, he would to a rigid
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to celebrate the occasion and meet with people benefiting from the reform. >> health care was one of those issues that we could no longer ignore. we could not ignore it because the cost of health care has been escalated -- has been escalating faster than just about anything else. i don't need to tell you all that. >> some of the provisions going into effect includes one that lets parents keep children of their health care plans until they reached the age of 26. another has uncovered children of pre-existing conditions and insurance companies can no longer drop you if you get sick. republicans have promised to chip away at health-care reform if they take over congress. >> in tonight's medical alert, there are reports that pharmaceutical giant johnson and johnson may have done years ago about the sometimes deadly risks of its birth control patch. they may have tried to hide it.
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between 2002-2004, records show it was 12 times more likely to cause a stroke and 18 times more likely to cause blood clots in -- than the conventional birth control pill. it delivers 60 more -- 60% more estrogen and the pill. the fda has been considering the issue for two years. you can read the full report on our web site, wbaltv.com. women with a larger place line may be at risk of developing gestational diabetes. women are not easily screened until about the six months of pregnancy. but with the rising trend of obesity, earlier tests for gestational diabetes are needed. a study of 144 canadian women found abdominal obesity and high triglyceride levels in the first trimester very accurately predicted it gestational
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diabetes later in the pregnancy. doctors are increasingly concerned there is a connection between food and mood. people who do not eat well often don't feel well, not just physically but mentally. our reporter looks at the link between depression and a poor diet. >> is there a link between the food you eat and the way you feel. a connection between junk food and depression? >> we does jalapeno peppers and onion rings. >> a british study found there is a link. a diet of fatty and fried foods could contribute to your ability and depression because it deprives the brain of needed nutrients. >> it does not cause depression, but it may contribute to the severity of depression. >> one dietitian says the secret is more vegetables and natural foods. less sugar and processed foods. >> a diet that is not complete in all nutrients does
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contribute, such as a diet low in vitamin d can contribute to depression. >> i think it is everything in moderation. it's important to have healthy stuff along with the fried stuff. >> it is unclear whether depressed people are unlikely to deport or if eating poorly actually leads to depression. >> if you are depressed, you are more likely to eat junk food is my inclination. >> how are you going to determine that food? >> french fries. >> it may taste good, but more than ever, doctors are linking a healthy eating with happiness. >> scientists say a lack of nets and whole grains in your diet could effect brain levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that control your mood.
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>> big thunderstorms have been rolling through to the north and west of baltimore, especially along the pennsylvania border and into south central pennsylvania. we have been monitoring this right along the pennsylvania/maryland line. as the possibility of producing winds gusting up to 50 miles an hour. storms have popped up and it may be extended toward cecil county as the system makes its way east rapidly moving at 37 miles an hour. the center of the storm is producing some hail, at least at the center of the storm. we are under a severe thunder from watch with conditions favorable for the storms through 10:00 tonight. there is a secondary line in pennsylvania. i'm not sure if that will hold together. some of those storms could make in here this evening. some powerful thunderstorms in parts of central virginia. reports of hail an inch and a
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half in diameter -- those are some big storms. here is the line of storms we're keeping an eye out for the next couple of hours. at that, temperatures have warmed up into the '90s. 94 at richmond. 90 at charleston, west virginia. still 91 degrees in downtown baltimore. 94 degrees. then at the moisture. you can see the dew point level in the low seventies to our south and east. combined heat and moisture and a little weather disturbance and you get the thunderstorms for a few hours. storms will be eased us moving out and partly cloudy skies. watch for gusty thunderstorms with winds shifting to the northwest as a weak front goes by. overnight lows of 61.
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the front will get here and then all part. we get a chance for a shower at it. it will dissipate in our area tomorrow and the steady supply of hot and humid air will continue into thursday afternoon and friday. the first couple of days of fall will feel like midsummer. not much in the way of precipitation through friday afternoon. this is a cool front that will proper temperatures, sliding through and working its way to the southeast. we are not looking for rain, but hopefully by end of the weekend it will feel like the new season. sunshine and a warm day, still humid. the wind turns to the south. the winds will shift to the southeast and the light. western maryland gets a chance to see dry weather tomorrow. a round of the day, partly cloudy skies and 88 degrees.
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the lower eastern shore, warm and 87 degrees. in the tropics, keeping an eye on the police said. this system is almost stationary to the west of the cape verde islands. it looks like it will linger there and remain a weak tropical storm for the next couple days. 88 tomorrow and 92 degrees on friday. it doesn't feel much like fall. partly cloudy and gradually cooling off over the weekend. a chance for showers tuesday and wednesday of next week. >> some of the people sickened by the salmonella-tainted eggs told their stories in washington today. >> and the farms linked to the outbreak were called to testify. but one of them had nothing to say about the allegations. >> heat out tomorrow at any participating restaurants and you could save a life. how your money and stretching beyond the restaurant into the homes of people in need.
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>> and the owner of one of the two egg, is linked to this salmonella out ling -- salmonella outbreak in the fifth and added today. >> the committee investigating
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it called a disturbing picture of egg production in america. >> it was a hearing that drew high in the ocean. >> salmonella poisoning -- >> disrupted by a protest and full of tough testimony from those second this summer. >> your whole body, head to toe is in agony. >> while victims had plenty to say, the owner of one of the farms at the center of the seminal outbreak refused to answer questions. >> i respectfully decline to add to the question. >> the investigation targets to farms. these pictures taken by fda inspectors are enough to make anyone sick. investigators claim salmonella's detected 426 times before the outbreak. >> too much manure flowing out of your buildings. you have cracks, dead mice, dead chickens, maggots, that stuff that -- that stuff just does not happen.
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>> the building is designed to have manure pits. >> the owners blame an ingredient sold to them from outside suppliers. there were apologetic for the outbreak for was second at 1600 people. >> i have prayed several times each day for all of these people. >> the two farms voluntarily recalled half a billion eggs when the fda requested it. the owners insist they have since made it sweeping safety changes. it's something the government will insist time under new rules designed to crack the cycle of salmonella and keep tainted eggs for making it to market. >> a representative of the fda pushed members to pass a bill giving the fda additional resources and a mandatory recall authority. right now, all recalls are only voluntary. >> still ahead, we will recap the day's top stories, including the latest on arrest -- latest a
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rash of robberies. >> and is being called corruption on steroids -- half a dozen current and former politicians are arrested and residents are celebrating. >> a former principal talks about a new assignment at a baltimore city schools. we have that story straight ahead. ahead. that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. old gibbs canning company. today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs.
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>> live, local, late breaking-- this is wbal 11 news at 5:00 in h.d. >> just weeks after leaving the well-regarded pauley tech, for seven years, dr. wilson rate in honors as head of the baltimore polytechnic high school. over the summer, he agreed to a transfer. >> he has signed up for what could be his biggest challenge to date, running a low performing high-school. let's go live to the newsroom for more. >> he knew he would have his hands full as a result of the change, but it appears he's
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spending his first few weeks of the job expecting change before the end of the year. there is a reason why barney wilson is wearing a tropical shirt. it's part of the school spirit week. he knows his assignment as new principal has everything to do with the events right now. >> it's about having a love for children and believing in them and knowing they can do. once you have that in your heart and you realize you are a servant, to make sure students have hope and an opportunity for the future. >> pick it up with tweezers. >> he says the goal is to raise test scores, improve attendance and bring order to the east baltimore campus. >> usually they just did what ever. they knew it's a new principal at the district of what he's doing. they will let the teachers
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teach. it's just the kids and everybody doing what they want to do. now we have structure and order. >> they have hope and they can go to college. they just need to have focus and discipline. those are the things for this year. >> he is hopeful because he helped with my transfer and helped figure out my credits. >> he says he's on a mission to improve the lives of students now and in the future. >> if it were for someone intervening in my life, grabbing me and telling me about an educational opportunity, i would not be dr. barney wilson. i'm here to do the same thing for this generation. >> they are hopeful he is the right leader to turn this school around. >> the mayor of baltimore will be there a bit later -- a bit later.
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>> here is a look at some of our other top stories. baltimore city police are searching for the suspects responsible for at least seven armed robberies at mondawmin mall this year. while police have issued some arrest warrants, they continue to search for suspects in other robberies. a spokesperson says expect to see more plainclothes officers in the area. they are adjusting surveillance cameras in an effort to capture suspects in action. baltimore police need your help finding a 24-year-old wanted for the 2007 murder of richard lawson. police say he is known to frequent the liberty and garrison area. if you have any information, you are asked to call baltimore city police. >> it is being called a case of corruption on steroids in bell, california. eight current and former officials spent the night in jail after being arrested for misappropriated $5 million in city funds.
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residents of the small los angeles suburb are outraged. >> city leaders current and former standing before a judge to face charges of stealing money from their own city to line their pockets. among those arrested, a former city manager who paid himself $800,000. almost double the yearly salary of the president. he and others are accused of a misappropriated 5 1/2 million dollars to themselves. during the sting tuesday morning, when the mayor failed to come out of his home, officials use a battering ram to break down his door. this is the reaction at a city council meeting in july when people learned about the high salaries. especially distasteful in working-class town where many live below the poverty line. spontaneous celebrations broke out as word got out about the arrests. >> these people had their hands in the cookie jar and now it is
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their day to pay for justice. >> do you want to see them behind bars? >> yes. i wish they would let me turn the key. >> the california attorney general has sued bell city officials to get back most of their salaries. residents say they're not convicted, they will move forward with a recall. >> the investigation is not over and officials say more charges could be filed. an arraignment date has been set for october 21st. >> they will not be winning a popularity contest any time soon. >> coming up, a tragic scene that of live on miami television. a car chase and in several arrests but not before the suspects were roughed up a bit. >> alaskans cannot figure out how to fill in an oval and spell -- >> that is what a u.s. senator
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who lost a primary want voters to do. why some are
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>> check out this dramatic scene -- a high-speed chase in miami and in a car crash and several arrests. it went to miami dade county and lasted 20 minutes. police used a stun gun to subdue the man who tried to run away. police were also seen dragging another man from the vehicle. all of the men were hauled into custody. is not clear why police were chasing the vehicle. a big political battle is brewing in alaska. the senator who recently lost the prime rate to 80 party can it has launched a ride in campaign. and as some people calling her a sore loser. >> how do you tell the voters in a mistake and you are wrong? now let me. missed me the first time. yet to get the next time. >> i'm more concerned about the people of alaska are saying
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rather than what is being said in washington d.c. >> the gop is backing the winner, joe miller. >> keep doing it until you get right. >> many people are in the dark tonight after hurricane igor swept through the film last night with 100 mile per hour winds and 8 inches of rain on some parts of the island. many roads are closed because parts had watched out. a search is expected -- parts had washed out. an elderly man was what got to see after the pavement he was standing on a collapsed and he fell into the sea. >> of your traveling on things given, it's never a bargain, but we will -- thanksgiving, it's never a bargain. >> y para sultan was turned away at the airport. -- why paris hilton was turned away at the airport. >> coming up, details on dining
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out and how it could help save a life. >> we are tracking stronger thunderstorms. the weather forecast is coming up. some clouds have moved in, but is still warm.
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>> here is will we working on for 6:00. thousands of dollars spent on a city employees' office while the city itself struggled to say -- struggle to stay financially afloat. a surprise guilty plea by a man accused of racially-motivated beating. we are live at the courthouse with details. we have those
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>> paris hilton is on her way back, and our private jet after being denied entrance into japan. she was supposed to promote her fashion and fragrance lines at a news conference this morning in tokyo but was never able to leave the airport. >> sayonara, paris hilton. the celebrity socialite left to return to the u.s. after being denied entry into japan. >> i look forward to coming back to japan in the future. >> where are you headed now? >> japan has strict immigration laws preventing entry to anyone convicted of drug offenses. exceptions are occasionally granted, but it is not known if she applied for one. hilton traveled to tokyo two days after pleading guilty in las vegas to charges of misdemeanor drug possession and obstructing an officer in a case stemming from an august arrest.
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in that incident, a small quantity of cocaine dropped from her purse while she was being questioned. she was with her boyfriend when their car was stopped by police who believed they smelled marijuana coming from the car. the 29-year-old arrived tuesday night to promote her fashion and fragrance lines. she was stopped at the airport by police who questioned her for six hours. after spending the night at an airport hotel, she boarded a private plane this morning and left japan. she has also cancelled the of the stops on her trip. >> some scattered thunderstorms on this last day of summer. fall begins at 11:00 and nine this evening. these are the last summer thunderstorms to move through. it will not cool off that
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quickly. the heat and humidity will hang around for a couple days into the early part of the new season. storms showing signs of weakening. you notice of that purple and pink has faded away. looks like the storm is producing dusty winds and decent rain. hopefully the storm will continue to get weaker as the tracks east. showers popping up in carroll county. an additional line of storms in pennsylvania to keep an eye on might work its way into the area as the night moves on. the showers are definitely scattered. not everyone will benefit from the rain associated with them. highs in the '70s. low 90s and the normal highs only 76 degrees. 15 degrees lower than normal. look how cool it can get now.
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85 degrees in which would. enough moisture in the air to trigger these storms which should be east of baltimore. partly cloudy skies toward thursday morning. a chance for a storm as we head toward the equinoxes at 11:00 and nine this evening. while it looks like this front is about to deliver some nice cool air, it's only going to get to baltimore, fadeaway and go to the north again. not much of a cool air push behind it. we'll stay in southerly flow of air with heat and unity as the main feature. hazy sunshine on the computer model for friday afternoon. this is a front in cleveland that will track to the south and east and hopefully cool things off as we go into the upcoming weekend. 85 to 90 tomorrow with the wind
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turning to the northeast and swinging around. that will keep it warm. waves around 1 foot on the day. wind speeds with this storm are fairly minimal. if you watch of the next four to five days, it is unexpected to do much. it will drift off to the northwest and weaken again in the far eastern atlantic. those are the kinds of storms we like to see. 92 degrees on friday. some cooler air coming in and dropping to 80 on saturday. it will finally feel like fall. >> how to make your dining dollar stretch and expect to pay more of this coming thanksgiving if you take to the airwaves. >> if you want to travel by
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plane this thanksgiving, it's going to cost you. the average domestic flight of that holiday is $384, 10 percent higher than last year. but there are ways to save a little bit of cash. consider flying on thanksgiving day and returning on tuesday. connecting flights can be 40% cheaper than a direct flight. if you are flying to a city with more than one airport, shop around for the lowest price. if you are planning to eat out tomorrow, there is a way to make your dollars stretch. tomorrow is the 17th annual dining out for life event. it will benefit local organization providing free meals to seriously ill patients. when the dna participating restaurants, a portion will go to your community. >> dine out and save a life. >> stop in at a bite to eat and part of your bill will go toward
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the baltimore-based organization, moveable feast. >> you can come in, have a beer and hit the road. a $6 bill, $2 going to moveable feast. >> they provide home-levered meals to the suffering from serious ls. >> hiv aids, breast cancer, other life-threatening conditions. >> this woman was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and had no appetite. moveable feast was at the ready. >> they provide the things so i could eat and get up every day and wage the fight. >> 50 restaurants are signed up. one way to stretch your dollars. each location will donate 20% to 50% of your bill. >> people like to go to the restaurants that support at a higher level. >> being able to participate in
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something with such meeting -- such meeting makes us feel good about what we do. >> to find out which restaurants are serving a log on to our web site, wbaltv.com. >> movable feast delivers more than 30,000 meals a week to clients in the greater baltimore area. dining out for life pays for more than half of that budget. >> a local veterans' heading back to school are getting help. the 900 square foot center has additional computers and study space to help veterans transitioning back to school. the coordinator hopes it will help to reduce the number of veterans to drop out. >> a lot of the issues a normal student would not have, these veterans do and not everyone knows where to send them. >> the center provides veterans
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with information ought veteran'' benefits. >> hundreds of women and some men entered pain in still what is today, racing in central park. it was a close race, but after a rough fall, when baltimore woman to, the grand prize. >> did you compete in the first one and? >> i got second. >> the 26-year-old -- that is really painful. -- she won a $10,000 check and a new car. the pain was worth it. the race buffet's the heart truth campaign which raises awareness of heart disease. running in high heels is no fun. >> and dangerous. >> evidently. >> a guilty plea in a racially
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motivated beating an elderly fisherman. the sentence now facing the suspect is coming up at 6:00. >> on a lighter note, the latest drop on nbc debuts tonight -- turning esplaold gib. today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence
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pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you. bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side.
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es tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. the >> it actress jennifer gardner was put on the map from "alias." >> the man who developed that show is debuting new show tonight on nbc. >> something is about to change
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for a couple of married caterers. >> are you in or out? >> their pulled out of retirement and back into duty in the drummer -- into the drama "under covers." >> we get to travel all over the world. it is glamorous and exciting. >> the british actress plays samantha. >> it's hard to put the show in one the specific genre. >> it comes from a director who brought us "lost", "alias" add to the most recent "star trek" movie. her audition for a secondary
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role turn into a story 1. -- turned into a starting one. >> it is the perfect peak one of being discovered. >> the catering spies make a discovery. >> the relationship once turned stale and has suddenly been reinvigorated. >> 8-of danger and pension may have our great addition to the recipe for marrieds by. >> i agree that he is impossibly handsome. >> i can be for everyone involved. the series also stars -- >> lets look at the prime-time lineup. be sure to stick around tonight for a 11 news. >> here is a look at what is
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coming up at 6:00. >> armed robbers had several stories inside mondawmin mallm. we have more on what the board -- of what police are doing to keep people safe. >> the lead investigator in the investigation of the murder of a baltimore city councilman. we have details coming up. >> live, local, late breaking-- this is wbal 11 news at 6:00 in h.d. >> a surprise plea from inside the courtroom from the man behind a hate-filled racial attack last summer. the big story tonight -- six proclaimed whites suppress -- a self-proclaimed white supremacist edgers a guilty plea. >> the man was attacked during a fishing trip with his wife in august of last year. today, the man accused of leading the beatings enter a guilty plea. we have the latest details from